Sunday, March 17, 2013
CD/DVD Set of the Month (New) - "The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion"
Randy Brecker: "The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion" (HalfNote)
Featuring: Randy Brecker (trumpet), David Sanborn (alto sax), Mike Stern (electric guitar), Will Lee (electric bass), Dave Weckl (drums), George Whitty (keyboards) & Ada Rovatti Brecker (tenor sax)
In the annals of jazz history, the Brecker Brothers wrote a chapter all their own. Though Michael Brecker died in 2007, the sound they created spawned generations of imitators. Now, Randy Brecker and former members of the Brothers’ studio and touring bands have reconvened to make new music.
Now, the story continues with David Sanborn, Mike Stern, Will Lee, Dave Weckl, George Whitty, Ada Rovatti Brecker et al featuring killer versions of “Some Skunk Funk” (previously revisited by Randy with the late Bob Berg when both took part of the CTI Superband "Chroma" on its live CD "Music on the Edge") and “Straphangin’,” as well as a host of Randy Brecker originals. Besides the new studio CD, this special set includes a 98-minute DVD filmed at NY's Blue Note.
Disc 1 (CD)
1. First Tune Of The Set 2. Stellina 3. The Dipshit 4. Merry Go Town 5. The Slag 6. Really In For It 7. Elegy For Mike 8. On The Rise 9. Adina 10. R N Bee 11. Musician’s Ol’Lady Dues Blues
Disc 2 (DVD: LIVE AT THE BLUE NOTE)
1. First Tune Of The Set 2. The Slag 3. Adina 4. Really In For It 5. Straphangin’ 6. Stellina 7. Merry Go Town 8. Inside Out 9. Some Skunk Funk